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Jul 23, 2011 11:35pm EDT
breakthrough we're looking for? >> there are a lot of questions there. there was a big flurry about that but now has died down. it does not look like it has -- like that one is the one that can pass. there was a big deal between president obama and speaker boehner. i'm told that is being revised. we will see. we have the drama as to when president obama -- whether president obama will agree to sign a short term -- whether it is by days -- agreement to raise the debt ceiling in case there is some deal to work out. there are incredible polls released detailing the mood of the country. they see their leaders grappling but not coming together on this big issue. you have the world still watching. of the market's still watching and you have the whole democracy thrown in. is allowing the bush tax cuts to expire raising taxes or not? >> the deadline is august 2nd. are we now close enough to that date that you think that on any given day, the market could break, there could be a herd mentality that causes major disruption in the market? ari we already at that risk point? >> it has not happened yet bu
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 9:30am EDT
has big u.s. military contracts and plans to make those an even bigger percentage of the parent company's total revenue. thank you for joining us. you are a former secretary of the navy and former nasa administrator. you said to callou sean. i will go with mr. secretary. what a year you have had. you survive a tragic plane crash that took the lives of a beloved former mentor. your son survived. you survived. he also survived losing a big contract to boeing. eads is now setting new records for contracts. we want to talk about all of that. l's start with the final launch of the space shuttle atlantis. what are your thoughts? can the public sector takeover? >> this is been a remarkable event. it has a 30-year history of successful launches along with triumph and tragedy that goes along with the exploration agenda. it built the international space station. it could not have been built in assembled without the space shuttle. it was launched and successfully repaired several occasions. the hubble telescope gives us a different understanding of the universe. like everything else in exp
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
allowed to borrow. even without the profit spekt of crafting this big, grand compromise, the president and and congressional leaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding 2 trillion in spending cuts be made to give the president the increase he wants and democrats demanding any deal to cut spending like that has to include an increase in tax revenue. the big question, going into tonight's meeting is whether a smaller deficit reduction deal is possible. both sides are saying it can be done. failure to do it would lead to economic meltdown. >> jon, thank you very much. joining me to discuss the road ahead is the white house chief of staff bill daley. thank you very much for joining us. you've heard what jon said. you've seen what speaker boehner has done last night. what's your reaction to the deal being pulled right now? >> it's very unfortunate the speaker made the comments he has. the president is committed to solving this deficit possible for the future of america. he's looking forward to the meeting to play out his case. he's saying, it is time now to make the tou
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 11:35pm EDT
idea that this is the opportunity to do something big or more just despairing about what a mess this is? >> well, both of those things, if you like. there is a sense of dysfunction, there is a sense of paralysis, there's a sense of deep concern because, look, the united states is the world's most stable economy. the u.s. dollar is this is just politics, it's not, it's real oceanides to come to an agreement because what it does want to do is jeopardize its position as the world's most stable economy. i think certainly from outside the united states, that's what people are looking at. they're very concerned, even though the markets haven't sputtered or haven't been sent in to a total twitter, if you like at the moment, it might happen. because they're very concerned that this doesn't go right down to sort of the nail biting, last minute deadline. >> on sunday "this week" is a big news maker. >> yes, bill daly, president's chief of staff, we'll talk about the current negotiations and all about not just that, but the way the world is looking at and also going to ask other important
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
the season. they are excited to bring him up to the bigs. 6:13 69 degrees. >>> breaking the bank. how much a royal wedding is costing taxpayers. >> several american tourists a [ mr. cl per ] i don't talk to them as much as cindy does... good morning chickens! [ jim ] you know, that's our business so we want to be the experts in chicken. we're not the status quo. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda-process-verified programs for fresh all-natural chickens. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet no animal by-products, no animal fat. [ joe ] we never have used steroids or hormones of any type. it's not gonna happen. [ joe ] and always raised cage free. we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did my grandfather did and it's what we do today. >>> our top stories. police are investigating an overnight car crash that damaged an aspen hill home. investigators say a woman lost control of her car at absent up -- aspen hill road and park land drive. the car slammed into the home. one person was injured. the woman wa
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
coming up. >>> another big story. saved by inches. we believe with a terrifying ordeal during the height of the severe storm. in southeast a tree came crashing down on her car coming inches away from pinning her inside. we have the story you will see only on abc 7. >> saying her car in this tow lot, you could see the horror of what could have been. >> del in my car while i was driving. >> oh my god. >> she was driving on massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. a potent storm toppled a massive tree limb. it crushed her car. a shard crushed to the windshield, inches from a impaling this mother of two. >> i would have been dead. >> she somehow managed to scramble out of her ride it alive. >> we were crying. what's this stranger offered her shoulder. today, she finds comfort in her survival. the lasting trauma of this day. >> i just want to go home. >> ironically, some residents tell me they complain to the city a number of times about the tree and how far it was stretching out over the road. they say that city workers came out and proved a number of the branches, but not the li
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this air mass this big dome of high pressure that builds and tracks -- traps the heat underneath, now we are find -- finding the highest temperatures and heat index values on the east coast. air temperatures might be a degree or to higher tomorrow. the heat index may be up to four degrees higher tomorrow and the same on saturday. 105 in raleigh, 113 in washington. 106 at the korea. showers and storms, a few over the southwestern appellations. and that is really about it because this high-pressure ridge is so dominant. the air is so hot and humid and unstable we could see a pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow and begin sunday afternoon. for friday, sunny hot and humid straight through. it will be up to about 102. the heat index will make it feel about 118 degrees in many place. -- many places. by next weekend we could be in the mid 90's. if you go to wjla.com and stay on the homepage, you'll find this gallery of pictures. it is fun to watch and we encourage you to submit pictures as well. that is a pig cooling-off period. send us your pictures and share what you have been doing in the h
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 12:00am EDT
, but -- [ applause ] we have a big football star on the show tonight. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. [ cheers and applause ] good news today. the nfl players and the league restarted talks, so, that's good. there's some optimism that the nfl season may go on as scheduled this year. which is great. but in the meantime, the players are still out of work. so try so to try to help out, i've been hiring some of them here at the show. when we shoot a segment out on the street, we bring a production team in to make sure things go smoothly. and guillermo, today, you worked with terrell suggs, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: did he do a goododob? >> i think so. >> jimmy: you think so? well, let's take a look. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here for -- >> jimmy kimmel! what's up, buddy! >> we're trying to shoot. step out. >> sorry. >> okay, guillermo. let's go again. and action. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here, hollywood boulevard for -- >> let's go, baby. yeah. >> i think you kill him. >> yeah, i will. >> thank you, mr. terrell. >> no problem. >> ow. >> anybody else want some? where you at
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
boehner browbeating his tea party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a crash avoidance
ABC
Jul 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
house and congressional leaders, and there has been renewed optimism about a big deal happening to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. but so n far nothing concrete. >>> it was a busy week for the markets stped short on tuesday. the dow up better than 200 points on hopes of a debt and deficit deal, the biggest one-day gain since december. the markets had another triple-digit gain on thursday. but the markets were down on friday. we're in the thick of earnings season, and most companies are coming in ahead of expectations. apple had a blowout quarter. intel beat expectations. so did microsoft and yahoo. but yahoo's outlook was weak. among financials, morgan stanley and wells fargo beat expectations. bank of america met estimates, ile goldman sachs did not. >>> and a big bang in housing starts for the month of june. they rose better than 14% from the month earlier, ahead of expectations. much of the surge coming from construction of apartment building. >>> american airlines has two aircraft makers flying high. american's planning to place the largest aircraft order in avia
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 11:00pm EDT
strife before tomorrow's big vote. outraged targeting an officer under arrest, and message from a family. a big problem. >> hundreds could lose their air-conditioning. >> this cnn anchor has a new job. >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at. >>> our breaking news comes in from the district or we have learned about two women had been stabbed. john gonzales is live on the scene. >> it appears a street fight turned a very violent in northeast d.c. tonight. a group of young women attacked another woman and started beating her. police got a call just after 9:00 tonight. when they arrived they found two women suffering from stab wounds. police still have the area closed off. pinel clothing and flip-flops are strewn across the sidewalk. we do know that one woman was transported to local hospital. the one other woman was treated at the scene. police have created a large perimeter tonight searching for the suspect including searching the parking lot of the home depot. we do understand that at least one young woman has been taken to local police station for questioning. she is not being c
ABC
Jul 3, 2011 11:35pm EDT
after caylee called in to the swimming pool and drowned. >> there is the proof. she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> there was palpable tension between the prosecution and the defense. at one point the defense called out the prosecutor for laughing at him. the judge immediately stop the proceedings. >> i am beginning to see that order or anything else may not mean a hell of a been to either of you. >> she is also charged with manslaughter and tragedy is pick -- and child abuse. each of them carry a 30-year sentence. if convicted of murder cup -- if convicted of murder, casey anthony could be sentenced to death. >>> i spoke with david mark earlier tonight. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> a lot of senators are a bit upset that they have to come back on tuesday when they thought they have the week off. but imports and staff. >> there is unfinished business dealing with this debt ceiling it is essentially how much money the government can borrow. if there is not an agreement reached in the next three weeks there is big trouble ahead. the treasury departmen
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm EDT
national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> a big story beginning with a murder. >> how it happened, exclusive details. >> the debt showdown, or red -- are democrats willing to put social security on the table? 9/11 remembered. >> a beloved pets lost. the tragic accident that has families wanting to find credit. >> should you use custody of your children if they are obese? >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 11, on your side. >>> we begin tonight with a major break in a 10-year-old murder case. the conviction of a fairfax county man who was on death row for about a decade was overturned. prosecutors argued that he hired owen barber. his family maintained that he was innocent. >> tuesday afternoon, she had what was likely a very emotional telephone call with her son. he has been on va.'s death row. she got to tell him that he has a chance to get his life back. >> it has been really hard. you have to keep the faith. >> joy can finally sit aside her outrage. he was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plot that sent him to death row. >> for him to live like that, for
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
proposed a toll booth t is too late if i ass the big deal before the deadline, officials aid the president would sign one short-term deal to get a one. bigger rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >>> next, a major portion of new york's 9/11 memorial is hosted place -- listed in place. >> and doug hill will tell us about the triple digit heat. that the nfl negotiations reached a crescendo and the next 48 hours are critical. houston, the national scramble to stay even in the national league east. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> 10 years after the september attacks, a fire truck damaged the world trade is on display at the tional september 11 memorial and museum. it belonged to ladder compa
ABC
Jul 24, 2011 11:35pm EDT
speaker boehner can round up enough votes to pass it and it may be too big for congress to deal with, with only a week left. >> and earlier tonight, i talked about these issues with politico. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> still no deal. >> no deal. >> where do we stand? >> both sides really can't agree on much of anything right now except for the fact that there needs to be some kind of deal at the end. otherwise the united states is going to default. >> it sounds like they're coming together a bit in terms of agreeing that they need to come up with a plan that does not increase government spending. >> right. >> which is new. >> right. and we're seeing john boehner come up with a plan that decreases spending by $1 trillion this year and then another couple trillion after in the years ahead, and then we're also seeing harry reid the, the senate democratic leader coming wup his own plan to decrease the spending. but there's still disagreement on what a final blueprint would look like. >> obama the president is getting just as much criticism probably as he always has with not being a l
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
people together? >> well, first of all, we are divided because there are big differences of opinion here about the size of government and about the direction of tax policy. the president's remarks are unhelpful. they're not really related to the current deficit debate. you can do everything he asks for and it really wouldn't change the numbers very much. the question is getting people focused on long-term spending changes that the country must have. and i think part of the dysfunction is because congress really doesn't have the rules it needs to have this discussion in a civil way. but that can change. >> so making a real dent in the long-term deficit situation requires hard choices. will we be able to balance those choices even with this politicking going on throughout the process? is compromise impossible? >>>> no, it's not impossible at all. we've seen it in fiscalistory in the past 25 years, big compromise. but it does require to focus on what we can all agree on. pick whatever spending cuts the two sides agree on, and then have the longer term discussion in the context of t the 2012
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
to jla.com. holiday now the big today. begins this year the holidays might busiest place to be. says the number of drivers will drop this career is yersnumber o xpected to soar. good morning, mike. >> good morning. ssengers traveling through airports.area m. is just after 5:00 a. we're already seeing a lot of activity here at reagan national airport. air travel in our region is up year. ing 22% this e 784,000 people plan to of l by car this fourth uly, aa oonch says that is down from the same time last year. that's why the highways should crowded as less declining gas he prices which have dropped a quarter in the past month. aaa says most americans will stay closer to home this year. distance will be down 7% miles, compared to 20 2010. for those staying in the city, there will be plenty to look . rward to the transportation authority id choosing your travel time can make a big difference if you're heading out to the beach this weekend. if you happen to have the day off and you're watching now, that is a good start. the bridge before 10:00 a.m. in the morning or after 10:00 p.m. at ni
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good mornin
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm EDT
swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her? what will her life be like after next wed
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
is live at metro center tonight with more on these plans. at the big headline here -- metro is fundamentally changing the way they do their scheduled maintenance. they say it will let them get work done faster and will cause your inconveniences' for most of the people on the line being worked on at the time. >> it is no secret metro is in the midst of a host system repairs and upgrades as it works to meet the safety recommendations laid out by the ntsb. currently, metro has trains sharing a single track during this project, but that is about to train -- that is about to change. >> they will not be sitting on a track waiting for a train to come in the opposite direction. we could be 20 minutes or more and anyone on the line will suffer from that. >> the agency will shut down both directions and do all the work in that one area at once, providing buses to bridge the service got around that work. >> the purpose for this is to isolate delays for that won portions of the rest of the line can operate pretty close to normal schedule and allow us to get more work done. >> metro says it
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 3:00am EDT
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
hurt. look at that. >>> the past couple of days, they are being pounded by big storms. pieces of that are coming this way. we may see a few isolated showers. this is typical heat and humidity for around here. as we get into the weekend, it is going to be excessive. let's get started. just a bit of debris is there now. just enough to knock the temperature down to 85 degrees. very pleasant there. elsewhere around the area, 90's are typical. 99 has been the high temperature in manassas so far. a little bit of a funnel system coming. this little bundle is moving to the southeast. you may see some of that here in the next few hours. that will move southeast so another opportunity for some parts. tomorrow afternoon, another chance of a few storms. then it is back to the heat and humidity. low of 90's across the board right now. a little bit of a breeze in quantico. this is not a made up number. it to issue a pretty good guide of what it feels like at the moment. it feels like 90 degrees in frederick at the moment. these temperatures are only going to get warmer over the next couple of
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
western maryland and west virginia. it will hit us local it later on today. the big headline is the heat especially by the end of the week where we are talking triple digit temperatures. look at the sky conditions early this morning at arlington this is a time lapse of the sunrise. you cannot see much of the sun because of the cloud cover. the orange dots on the left side of this screen actually is the son. sun. the rain is moving to west virginia. we have some areas of light rain. the atmosphere to the west, west of i-81 is where the atmosphere is unstable and is conducive for some thunderstorms. locally, we are very stable. but by this afternoon that will be in our atmosphere. we will get those thunderstorms even shortly after lunch time. that light agreed to showing the light rain. to the northwest we have a more moderate rate in cumberland into romney. 79 degrees in the district, a very warm start to the day and muggy as well. mid 90's this afternoon but scattered storms that began shortly after lunch time and through the drive home and towards bedtime a few lingering storms. no
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
outages. the average pepco customer dealt with a 70% more outages than customers of other big city utilities. bill lights stayed out more than twice as long. >> veto pepco. >> they released this statement. some people were actually sympathetic. >> petraeus are tremendous. it is really a tough -- and the trees are tremendous. it is really a tough job. >> obviously, they are acknowledging there is a problem. >> there is no competition out there. if they are unhappy you can not jump ship. the ratings dropped 16 points from last year. >>> a plea from the family of a murder victim in montgomery county. relatives of julian kelly issued a another plate for the helping to find the suspects. the other suspects are in custody, but jones has eluded police. >> it is no longer the about uplifting me and my family. it is about of lifting a community. it puts fear into the community. >> police are taking several steps to try to catch johns. they have raised the reward money to $5,000. >>> we have a traffic alert for anyone who drives along canal route. the first phase of work has begun and it cou
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
ABC
Jul 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
rating may already be tarnished. >>> big deal. some of the most popular medicines in america like lipitor about to get a lot cheaper? >>> and jackpot. a tulsa man discovers these old cups are worth more than $1 million. an "antiques road show" r rord. >> wow. >>> good evening. good monday to you. and tonight we begin with the face you haven't seen. the voice you haven't heard. the hotel maid who told the story that rocketed around the world. the story of the alleged assault that derailed a powerful titan. and she sayss tonight she will not sit silently while he might go free. it's an abc news exclusive interview with "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who's here with us now. >> that woman is nafissatou diallo. a 32-year-old immigrant from guinea, west africa. in her first television interview, she painstakingly recounts the day she says she was sexually assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn -- the powerful man who at the time, was the head of the international monetary fund. >> he comes to me, and grab my breasts. "no! you don't have to be sorry," i said. i said, "stop! sto
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Jul 5, 2011 12:00am EDT
texed your votes. >> and cedric the entertainer. >> you're in a big movie. >> i play lamar. >> i would like to put it in my body.. >> i could get it in there. >> sunday will >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- cedric the entertainer. inventor and futurist ray kurzweil. and music from breathe carolina. with cleto and the cletones. ♪ it's "jimmy kimmel live" >> dicky: and now, in all honesty, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, everyone. thank you, cleto. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming out to see us. i'm here to entertain you and i hope i succeed. i really do. you know this isn't the screening for "mr. popper's penguins," right? father's day is on sunday. i tell you what, this father's day has got to be the number one day for selling barbecue aprons in the whole year, right? father's day is the day on which we take some time to say to dad, hey, thanks for having sex with mom. [ laughter ] sunday will be a good day for arnold schwarzenegger, this year, he gets an extra gift. [ laughter ]
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Jul 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
a big picture, i'm not ready to vote for this. let me tell you why -- excuse me, george, the bottom line here is, the people who got elected are not excited about being republicans or democrats, they are excited about results. and it is fair to say, we've achieved significant change in the way washington works by paying for the debt ceiling increase and not passing it on to the credit card. we've not achieved entitlement change, we've not reduced the size and scope of government. we're going in the wrong direction at a slower pace and for a lot of people that is not winning. >> you're an internationalist. we talked about all sorts of things like afghanistan. you saw the soldiers yesterday and i asked david plouffe, desperately asking their commander, admiral mullin, whether they will get paid. and he said i can't tell you. >> i can. i can tell them. here's what i would have said, not only are you going to get paid. admiral mullin said the number one national security issue facing this country is debt. and i wish we would have followed on with what we said. if you believe we're so fa
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> temperatures will rise close to 100 degrees today. >> that's right. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more da
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00am EDT
nope they were engaged. not a big deal. i'm sure they didn't do anything stupid like get their names tattooed on each other. kat von d lives in l.a. and jesse jameses lives in texas and they said the distance was just too much. i feel like this could have been all solved with an ipad commercial, but that's just me. for jesse james, it's good-bye kat von d and hello to kat von e. last night on bravo, the reunion of the real houseseves of new it was so good to see them back together. there was a lot of fighting during the reunion, but it was hard to tell how angry they were because of all the botox they have in their heads. we took the audio from last night's reunion and combined it with video from an old josie and the pussycats cartoon and i think it made it more entertaining to watch. >> i want to talk about some stuff that jill has accused ramona of. being disrespectful by wearing cream to a wedding. >> in my book, i thought it was not okay. you both looked beautiful and that's all -- >> it's a lot ruder to call someone a [ bleep ] bitch at the wedding than it is to wear cream
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Jul 23, 2011 12:00am EDT
and even some victims of crimes to get stories, which is a big deal. so they brought rupert murdoch in for questioning to find out how much of this he knew about. and throughout the interrogation, he did an odd thing. he kept pounding on the table. watch this. >> i need to say something. and this is not an excuse. maybe an explanation. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. employ 53,000 people around the world who are proud and great and ethical and -- [ [ ughter ] >> jimmy: he did finally get it. so, i guess it was a fly. you know, some people -- [ applause ] kind of interesting. i i don't know rupert murdoch o much about him, but some people think he was intentionally appearing to be confused. i don't know, he's an 80-year-old man. don't you have to now how to use a cell phone before you can hack into one? he paiai$580 million for myspace. obviously he knows nothing about technology. [ laughter ] rupert said that he was embarrassed and that today was the most humble day of his life. mostly because every other day involves him swimming in a bathtub full of money like
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Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. -- that is just dust. >>> of big drowned first will down, and 70 miles per hour will hit the ground and spread out or. that out word spreading kicks up the best. those can roll and roll and roll. >> big trouble for allergy sufferers. around here we saw rain. watching -- washing the allergens out of the air. i have something to show you affect us right into weekend. similar to what i saw -- talk about yesterday. notice it was warmer northwest of the metro area. that is because they are seeing sunshine and clearing behind upper level energy that is still slowly moving through our region causing areas of rain and clouds still lingering locally. heavy downpour just over solomons island. this is slowly drifting to the northeast. there is not much push in our atmosphere. is typical july weather. what forms is very slow moving. this is hanging on tight. that is all drifting off. we saw very heavy rain moving virginia across potomac, and into st. mary's county. is the clearing on the satellite picture. beautiful afternoon in hagerstown. temperatures will to the warmthd the sun. it will be i
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
any time, log onto our website wjla.com. >> another big story we are following is the culmination of the closely watched corruption scandal. today, leslie johnson announced that she is resigning from the prince george's county council. this is just days after she pleaded guilty to corruption charges. we're live with the latest developments. >> last week when she pleaded guilty she said she was going to do with the law allowed, stay in office until her sentencing in october. she heard a chorus of people politicians, voters, saying you should step down now. today, she said she has had a change of heart. she is listening to those people sort of. >> not long after her lawyer put out a statement saying she would resign from the county council july 31st, leslie johnson got up and walked out of the council chambers. the county executive said he is happy to see her go. >> i am glad that she has come to that decision. i think it is in the best interest of the county to get a permanent member on the council. >> the rest of the council announced that an end of july departure is not soon enough
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
your answer. >> kasey anthony bases seven charges, the big one is first degree murder. if convicted she could get the death penalty. >>> the statue of america's 40th president is now standing in london. organizers revealed a 10-4 tall statue of former -- a 10 foot tall statue of former president reagan. it joins images of former president roosevelt and dwight eisenhower. >>> hour days going to be fine. our high temperature is 91 degrees. that is above average. we have been into the 90's already for a time. temperatures right now into the 80's. downin new orleans and houston the terrible drought has continued. with the heat index, well above a hundred. i know folks in north arlington that are maybe still getting things straight. there was that straight line damage even on into the gw parkway. 60 70 miles per hour winds. there are the showers and thundershowers that will be remaining to the south. temperatures tomorrow will be in to below 90's. and the showers will be on radar. by and large, almost all of the festivities will be fine. once you get into wednesday and thursday, temperat
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
district. the backup is blamed on a big hole in the ground. ddot crews worked quickly to repair the road. >> it did not help. >> this woman was word that the traffic tie it would force her to miss a flight at reagan national. >> i will make it, but it will be tight. >>> people are still cleaning up today after last night's storm that caused major damage and if you close calls. one woman was driving along massachusetts avenue when a limb of a tree flew into her car smashing her back window and her windshield missing her by mere inches. >> it was only angels above watching over me because i would have been dead. i will not come this way again ever. >> she managed to take shelter in someone else's car while help arrived. the storm caused flash flooding. for complete coverage of last night's storm and a gallery of photographs, you can log on to our website at wjla.com. now that the storms are gone and all that rain, we have the forecast. >>> the front brought in an inch or two zero across the area. the storm are now well gone. we have cooler and drier air. look at these temperatures outside.
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Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a big plays in accokeek -- big blaze in accokeek. it took hours of tough work to finally extinguished the flames. fortunately, no one was hurt and no buildings were damaged. >>> our week of the sweltering heat is almost over, and we are looking at severe weather this afternoon. steve rudin has more. >> the bigger story another 98- degree-plus a day to 91 currently at reagan national airport. the cooler air is out there. look for a warm afternoon 88- 93. but the humidity levels, the dew point level, will start to fall. what can expect sides beautiful weather? i will have the fuld forecast in just -- the fuld forecast in just a few minutes. >> a virginia employment agency worker is facing charges of sexually assaulting a woman who was trying to find work. detectives say he locked the woman in a room at the world employment agency in annandale forced her to watch pornography and then assaulted her. police arrested and charged choon sik lee in annandale. detectives say a similar incident happened to another woman in may. >>> a second employee at
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Jul 27, 2011 2:35am EDT
summer travel season. take a family of four flying this morning from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big
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Jul 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
second. a couple of big moves today. >> that has to be the ultimate management challenge. >> good luck. >>> what will it be? 2 and tomorrow night. it is gone to be close to one of those. look at the temperatures. those are the current temperatures. it feels like it is in the 90's. tomorrow, 100 or 101. if we get to 100, we break the record. six out of town folks would rather take a snowstorm that a heat wave. >> asked that same question in the winter. >> we will. >> that is it for us tonight. have a good one and we will see you tomorrow. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side so you get the same coverage often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, right now getting ready to rise. a few clouds right now. not g
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Jul 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: that big house vote on boehner's bill i i expected tomorrow. we still don't know if he's convinced enough tea partiers to get it passed. they think they have the votes, diane, but this is going to be very close. >> jon, thank you. i want to bring someonene in wh has been making phone calls all day, "gma" anchor george stephanopoulos. is a breakthrough afoot, george? >> reporter: most democrats and republicans believe boehner is going to win this vote, it would be a big win for him. but the only thing it guarantees is anonoer round of negotiations, because the democratic majority in the senate won't pass this bill and the president won't sign it. >> what's next? >> reporter: a lot of talk. assuming this passes, there will be another round of negotiations. no certainty yet if this will happen at the white house or just among leaders on capitol hill. but it comes down to one big question. who is going to blink? will the president accept another vote on the debt limit before the next election or will the republicans accept another way to guarantee the cut? and both sides are
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Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the big brown eyes who loved swimming and winnie the pooh and whose tragic fate touched and enraged so many. diane? >> elizabeth, thank you. >>> and tonight, we want you to know, there will be a special one-hour edition of "nightline." terry moran and the "nightline" team will dive into many questions, including those we posed. and terry is at the center of the story in florida. >>> moving on tonight, a search is under way for the seven americans s ill missing off the coast of mexico, after their fishing boat capsized in a sudden storm. the waters there were a balmly 77 degrees so hype therm y'all was not a concern, but the sharks were, and survivors said they could feel them circling after the big boat began to roll. >> we felt it rock and we heard people screaming, yelling in spanish, of course. and we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: so far, 19 fisherern and 16 crew have been plucked from the ocean. at least one american has already been confirmed dead. >>> and, now, our washington washdog beat. tracking scam artists tonight who have swindled a staggering $17 billion i
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> halfway there. nfl owners proudly approve a new ten-year deal but what about the players? big developments overnight. >>> and partying like it's 1849. mines re-open in california's gold country as s ld prices soar. >>> good morning to you. baked and broiled just about everywhere. today mother nature turns up the heat on the east coast. >> new york is bracing for scattered power outages. philadelphia has even closed summer school. >> the northeast is the latest to endure peak temperatures from the heat wave forcing man and beast to copeeowever they can. here's karen travers. >> reporter: from the midwest to the east coast people are debt separate for relief from the scorching temperatures. city officials have even set up mobile water fountains to help people cool f. thisiseat wave is massive smothering 1 million square miles across the nation. already nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the blistering heat. some hospitals are seeing four times the number of heat-related cases. >> they're coming in feeling weak, tired, nauseating, some vomiting, some with heatstroke are
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Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >> people living in this arlington neighborhood are spending their july for cleaning up the big mess from that -- from mother nature. the region was pounded with heavy rain fierce winds and skies full of lightning. >> i went downstairs and yelled to my parents that i was really scared. we huddled in the basement. >> and this is what many people saw once they step aside after the storm, down power lines and debris everywhere, including big bridges on top of cars and homes. >> i did not hear it fall because of all the wind. as soon as i looked out the window as of this huge chunk of mud instead of the tree. completely surprised. >> neighbors say what was most surprising about this storm was not just how powerful it was but how much damage it was able to do in the short amount of time people who were home at the time of the storms it only lasted a couple of minutes >> normally in this area, this stuff flies right over us. but last night it was just incredible. >> it kind of sounded like a tornado and it looked like a tornado. >> the nearby george washington parkway was also left a mess
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Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
there and we are feeling it big time. the current temperature at reagan national airport 100 degrees. we broke the record in 1991. 102 degrees at reagan national airport was the high. this is what it feels like, the heat index 109 at reagan national 104 dulles airport. at the latest doppler radar thunderstorms clearing to the south, south of fredericksburg. earlier, they have had a severe thunderstorm warnings. we have a new heat advisory that will go into effect for the daytime hours tomorrow, expiring tomorrow night. then thunderstorms through the day. are you ready for another potential heat wave? the full forecast from the belfort furniture weather center coming out. >>> not ready for that. the coverage of the heat wave continues with richard reeve at the national mall with more on how hot it feels and how the people are coping. >> it is impressive. he concealed the thickness of the air. -- you can feel the thickness of the air. for some people, the temperatures are downright dangerous. even the shape does not help in this heat. >> over 120. >> the heat gun that registers over 120 de
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Jul 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [ laughs
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>>> we are following three big stories this afternoon. we begin with breaking news involving the death debate. president obama just issued another stern warning as another vote is on the horizon on capitol hill. jennifer is following the latest for us from the newsroom. >> lawmakers have until next tuesday to pass a bill that would allow the u.s. to borrow more money but they still have not done it. president came out this morning and told both parties to come to a compromise or everyone will suffer, and that, he says, is inexcusable. republican house speaker john boehner's response is that the debate is still on hold. the democrat majority leader is moving forward with his measure. the president said, "we are almost out of time. the country's credit rating could be lowered which would mean higher interest rates on car loans and mortgages." he says that must be avoided, so he is again calling americans to action urging them to tell their representatives to do their job. >> all the american people -- keep it up. if you want to see a bipartisan compromise, a bill that can pass both
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am EDT
why the royal visits and weddings are fun to watch they're not without a big price tag. the royal family cost taxpayers $52 million last year, 5% less than the year before. the government shaved costs by deferring maintenance on the royal palaces. shaved a lot of maintenance apparently. >> yeah. when we come back, the jurury i the casey anthony murder trial will have theirir first full da of deliberations tuesday. >>> and also the mexican prisoner who tried to make a not so great escape. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel good about. [ female an
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Jul 19, 2011 11:35pm EDT
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Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
place. >> reporter: you go to the visitation? >> yeah, we're one big happy fally. >> reporter: lovely. >> i think itit good around important for the girls to see that we get along. >> reporter: and when it's not a good day? >> i never say we're going to see dad and have it not happen. i wait until the last minute and see how things are. >> reporter: last october, things seemed just fine as the divorced couple took the kids on an unusual family trip to new york. but what began as a visit to the american girl doll store turned into a night that exploded in scandal. >> it s srted out great. >> we had a great time until a certain incident happened. >> reporter: an incident at the plaza hotel with police on the scene and sheen in the hospital, accuses of assault. >> charlie sheen hospitalized. >> bizarre episode. >> reporte . >> he trashed a suite. >> reporter: what puzzled everyone is why denise was at the dinner party. why do you think he invited you there? >> well, he said he didn't want me to feel left out. >> reporter: why did you say yes? >> i thought it was nice. he and i could have
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Jul 8, 2011 2:35am EDT
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new undercover tape
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Jul 21, 2011 2:35am EDT
and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although
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Jul 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
very impressive. >> a big deal to have access to 15 million tracks. that's a huge collection of music. it's pretty much anything you want to hear that you can play on demand with good sound quality and it's free. >> there's a $10 per month version that allows users to extreme content directly to their mobile devices. those are your "tech bytes." >>> 5:19, 67 degrees. >> said that is all more traffic this morning and that maybe it was harry potter. >> i know. >> they were coming from the harry potter premier. >> you will not see any delays like yesterday. that was a nasty rush hour commute. first, we have another beautiful friday on the way. low humidity, comfortable temperatures. look at annapolis, just a few clouds. no rain in the forecast today in court tomorrow or sunday. if your travel plans take it to the mountains or the delmarva beaches, looking good. 69 degrees at reagan national airport in this hour. george washington university, 69. 54 degrees in wintergreen. rehoboth beach, 63 degrees in delaware. temperatures in the six deposing mostly. 70 at annapolis. high pressure
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
infrastructure. >> customers can expect significant delays. you'll also have to deal with another big change. brianne carter joins us live from arlington with details. >> metro riders are no strangers to metro track work on the weekends. rather than single tracking they will use a new approach. they will have shuttle buses are round the work that is being done. metro officials said this will help them complete the repair work faster. this weekend starting at 10:00 here at the east falls metro station, there will be free shuttle buses. that will happen from the station to the west falls the church station. this is the first of a series that will happen for the next 12 months on the weekend. the goal of the new track work is to get the work done faster. metro officials say this will allow the trains to operate more normally outside this war zone. the inconvenience of your customers. this will allow them to get those ntsb recommendations done 18 months sooner. this will last for the next year on the weekend. it starts tonight at 10:00. on the weekend of august 6 and 7, bus service will be betwe
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Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
tomorrow. >> big meeting tomorrow. thank you, jake. >>> and now, a big story, a kind of lesson for everyone todod about teachers, honesty and pressure. and not one teacher, at least 178 of them across 44 schools in atlanta, where teachers were found cheating. in staggering numbers. changing their students test scores. abc's steve osunsami on what they did and why. >> reporter: across atlanta today, families of the 50,000 students enrolled in public schools herereere livid. >> it is an embarrassment to all teachers. all administrators. >> reporter: in an 800-page report from the state, 178 teachers and administrators from 44 public schools were caught changing answers on standardized tests that are used to judge student performance and rank the schools. 82 of the teachers flat-out confessed. they'd been cheating for nearly a decade. >> the teachers cheated for them? >> i'm going to georgia, university of georgia in the fall and it just really makes me think are my scores genuine? >> reporter: teachers and prin pals were erasing the wrong answers and timing in the right ones. the fac
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Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
crawled into the pool and drowned. >> there's the proof that she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> reporter: throughout, tempers flared with tension between the prosecution and defense. at one point, the defense called out the prosecutor for latching at him. >> this laughing guy right here. >> reporter: the judge immediately stoppepe proceeding. >> i'm beginning to see that orders or anything else may not mean a hill of a bean to any of you. >> reporter: now, because of all of that back and forth, the judge warned both sides that if anything like this happens again, they will be taken off this case. all of those delays means that the jury won't be getting this case until tomorrow. that means, david, they will begin their deliberations on the fourth of july holiday. david? >> yunji de nies, thank you. i want to bring in our legal analyst, an abrams. you were watching this very closely today. how did the prosecution do, how did the defense do? >> reporter: the prosecution started off strong. they went from her behavior immediately after the incident to what they said was
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
lower humidity warmup? another big the [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >> there's no choice. no alternative. failure is not an option. >> straight ahead, the deficit show down count down. where we stand with one week left. good morning, washington. it's monday july 25. thank you for waking up with us. >> we begin with traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we have the first check of a pretty hot forecast out there. >> heat and humidity back in. 81 degrees. this is the coolest we've been for a morning temperature since thursday. 76 at dulles. looking at the heat index. it feels like 88 this morning downtown. we are looking for a cold front. moving into the evening hours allowing for some thunderstorms to
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Jul 10, 2011 7:00am EDT
debt than spain, greece, portugal, ireland put together. it's too big to save. and that makes it very difficult, very important for the global economy. >> what unprecedented issues? carla, do you think all this is priced into the market? what kind of a market areou expecting for the rest of the year? do you think we take a downturn in stock prices ifn fact europe continues to worsen, if in fact we get that guidance that sriis talking about that they're actually taking guidance down for the rest of the year. >> i think people will be cautious. i'm not sure they'll be as strident taking it down. but a note of caution for the second half of the year. there are still some things that are outstanding, if you will. as you know, my consistent refrain is that the market hates uncertainty and surprise. so i think that overall we'll have a positive market environment. but i do think it will be in a trading range as some of the uncertainties like the ones you articulated work themselves out. >> how do you invest? >> i think you want to be defensive. i think the u.s. market will outperform e
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
million copies in a day. if you don't have experience with the iphone or ipads, you may be facing a big learning curve. >> it takes some time to get used to the changes. like any new operating system, a lot of people put up some resistance after using the same thing day in and day out. >> those wanting to transition more slowly can turn off some of the new features easily. i am rob nelson. >>> 5:18, to look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. -- time tyoo look at traffic and weather. it's getting toasty. >> today will be a day of rest. tomorrow and by friday, ready for nearly 100 degrees? >> i am not. >> in the mid-atlantic we can expect this. in annapolis at this hour, almost sunrise. it's 80 degrees at reagan national. 81 for the heat index derek hough 76 degrees currently in the district. alexandria, 80 degrees. our final stop in waldorf at 75 degrees. 70 in gaithersburg, 72 in winchester. 68 in martinsburg. cooler drier air well to the west and north. high pressure will eventually move off the coast, allowing heat and humidity and to rise late tomorrow. by friday and saturday
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
that played a big part. >> it seems to run in the family. >> christopher barry says he looks forward to setting the record straight at his trial later this month. >> marion berry will symbolically designate a section of roadway as martin luther king jr. drive. the council is expected to vote on the proposal tonight. >>> a whole new look is coming to the metro plaza. arlington county is working with the airport a party to make over the area between wilshire boulevard. officials want to build covered bike parking and improve the landscaping. the project will be completed in spring of 2012. for pictures of the new design, the to our website at wjla.com. >>> google is making video and book downloads easier. >> you might call it racial profiling. a new device will allow officers to take photos of suspects within iphone and instantly compare those pictures with those of known criminals. criminal say it constitutes a warrantless search. a new upgrade to be enjoyed operating system allows people to download content. nett flex customers are unhappy about higher fees for their mail ord
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
of that is nearly impossible. >> jake, quickly, only a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything els
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
most dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. trop
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. we go to the white house. >> a big deficit reduction package. i thought it would be useful for me to give you some insight into where we were and why, i think that we should have moved forward with a big deal. essentially, what we had offered speaker boehner was over $1 trillion in cuts to discretionary spending, both domestic and defense. we then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs. medicare medicaid, social security. we believe that it is possible to shape those in a way that preserves the integrity of the system, makes them available for the next generation, and does not affect beneficiaries in an adverse way. in addition, what we saw it was revenues that were actually less than what they signed off on with the gang of six. the bipartisan group and the republicans in leadership in the senate, what they called for. it was effectively $2 trillion above the republican baseline. what we said was, give us $1.2 trillion in additional revenues which could be accomplished without hiking taxes, but could simply be accomplished by eliminating deductions loopho
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Jul 13, 2011 11:35pm EDT
to ridicule some of his heroes. some of these guys are very big. >> right. >> reporter: are you afraid? >> i don't have any fear of getting beat up. i just have fear of, like -- i think they c c just look at my sideways and i would melt with fear. >> brett favre was so old, he remembers the first brett favre is old joke. >> he kind of stone faced me in the audience. i knew where he but sitting and i made the mistake of looking at him. he gave me a laugh later. >> reporter: he does have some recent experience working tough crowds. >> what happened to you? when you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like louis gossett sr. >> the white house correspondents dinner was more intimidating because who was there. people that can use the irs to investigate you. people that can, you know, deny you permits. >> reporter: and, of course, people like donald trump. he w wt after trump hard. >> donald trump has been saying he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: d
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong's hang seng is up 49. in londo
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
spandex. >>> a big morning in hollywood and we'll show you why. >>> also the former -- formal, rather, farewell for a first lady. today her hometown says good-bye. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. vesicare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. if you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, stop taking vesicare and get emergency help. tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision, so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are dry y uth, constipation, and indigestion. s
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hitting streak. >>> the yankees and rays. yanks down by two. alex cobb, robinson,
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Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
... while giving huge tax breaks to big oil and the wealthy. we can't rebuild america if they tear down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. so, at ourbout the same, even though i'm a great driver and he's... not so much. wellfor a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits so you can save moy. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or ick today. >> before we ask our seniors to pay more for health care, before we cut childrens' education before we sacrifice our commitment to researchnd innovation that will help create more jobs, i think it is only fair to ask an oil company or corporate jet owner that has done so well to give up that tax break that no other business enjoys. >> there's charles'corporate jet . what iss the president up to? >> he is playing class warfare. there are real loopholes th need to close. but charleses' point is right. this is tiny, tiny little d
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the issue that leads us to your w
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Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
been the key to her 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage, because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >> reporter: but dr. bachmann's brand of counseling is highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >> reporter: operating oututf suburban minneapolis, dr. bachmann runs a christian coununseling firm, co-owned wit his wife, that at times, according to former patients, has tried to convert gay men into heterosexuals through prayer. >> his path for my therapy would be to read the bible, pray to god that i would no longer be gay. >> reporter: andrew ramirez of minneapolis was 17 when his family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann, tried unsuccessfully to "save" him from his sin. were straight.ld forgive me if i >> reporter: dr. bachmann, who has described homosexuals as barbarians, denied as a false statement five years ago reports his clinic tries to convert g g men to straight. but undercover video shot just last month inside the clinic
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Jul 22, 2011 11:35pm EDT
through other broken windows. the streets were carpeted with glass and debris. >> i heard a big boom and i just ran out of the cafe, because it was something extraordinary. and we ran to the corner and it was like arriving to a war scene from some kind of movie. it was everything in that part of the governmental biddi aal b area. everything was blown out. corners of buildings, everything was out. it was fire and smoke. all the glass was shattered on the ground. there were dead people, one legs blown off. >> reporter: sidewalks turned into makeshift emergency rooms. everyone in oslo warned to stay away from downtown. two hours later, on an island 25 miles away, a nightmare of a different kind. a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a campp for children of the ruling labour party. witnesses say a man who appeared to be doing a security check related to the earlier bombing in oslo entered the camp and identified himself as a police officer before opening fire. this man was at the camp. "the gunman was dressed as a policeman," he says. "he tried to show us that he was here to help. t
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Jul 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
bummed out. >> are you kidding me, this kid is going to do this? >> that is big -- >> oh, my goodness. >> what a nice young man. >> he's got a diamondbacks hat -- we have to get something for that kid. i can't believe i just witnessed that. that is awesome. >> you are awesome. >> reporter: the game would go on, ian having given up his prized catch. but then, a phone call. it seemed someone had seen his kindness on tv. >> he's being told right now that he's being praised on tv. >> he's big league. >> reporter: late today, we met ian, too. >> i thought it was the right thing to do. i saw the kid, he was really sad, so i just decided to give the ball back. my mom and my dad, like, taught me that way, so -- kind of natural. >> reporter: ian didn't leave that game empty handed. moments after giving the ball away, the announcers had a special gift for the fan. a baseball bat signed by his favorite player. >> autographed bat and a contract for the generous ian and his buddies. >> the box was really, really cool. i was, like, really surprised and, like, i did not see that coming. >> he's got
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
news this morning. the big question in the casey anthony case, can she cash in, make hundreds of thousands of dollars with books, movies and appearances now that she is a program come? it has happened before. >> and the new god squad debuts. a priest and rap byes give us their take on the top stories of the week. >> and hot date. mila kunis, accepted an offer to go out with a marine. justin timberlake gives his response to the same response from a female marine. see what he said coming up. vo: transformers are back... ...and so is the bacon cheddar ranch tendercrisp at burger king. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down. get it before it's gone. and see "transformers: dark of the moon" now in theaters. a bododat rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 2
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u.s. government and for us would shoot up. trying to get a mortgage?
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Jul 1, 2011 2:35am EDT
show. years of practice. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have
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Jul 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. boxs a big weekend at the office. live liveerica, will up to the height? >>> capt. america enters the summer super hero race. movie feels, the of an iron man. 2.5 stars. your best bet is harry potter, midnight in paris, larry crown, losses, cars to, and a super race. have a nice weekend. weather, he will be joining us. >> wearing a speedo and the pool. outside today and tonight, it is hot night. finishing with some of the all- time records. this is a list of records set only around us. >> i guess that won't happen. >> take the computer. there we are. the temperatures are 102 degrees, and the all-time in many spots like in new jersey. 108 degrees. 105 degrees. as the high temperature outside right now. 102. we did not set the record. the record as 103 degrees. 80's.atures are into the right out. so it feelsill 70, like 98 degrees outside. it is not only here but all over the country. that the dome of hot, humid air. suggesting to our north, there of a duck whogh of littleinging in bit more comfortable air. there is nothing going got out to the west. i thinkt into tomorrow, more pop
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Jul 17, 2011 9:30am EDT
ahead of them. >> he took a big chance and made it succeed. so far, it is succeeding. thank you for joining us. and stay with us. in our next round table, we will talk about the local employment outlook and how the face-off over federal borrowing could it affect our region. stay tuned. >> welcome back. the state of maryland got good news last week. the triple a rating will come in handy onon friday. that is when the state stores selling bon. the washington busisiness journal reports the bond rating is due to its strong economy, low unemployment, along with strong management of finances and debt. since the u.s. bond rating has been down all week. we're going to turn to our round table and welcome once again our farite professor peter morici from the university of maryland school of business, and bill flook from "washingtoton business journal." living social is gearing up for an ipo. so they are not talking. >> the initial public offerings are about to open. what we are looking at in the story is essentially the 20-year cycle. you look back at aol. now we haveliving social that has ta
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
testing case. >>> hundreds of people face losing power due to a big problem between a condo association and pepco. the parkway condominiums in bladensburg. stephen tschida as the story you will see only on abc 7. >> the warnings took some residents by surprise. >> pepco distributed a notice monday that the power is going to be turned off. >> there are 108 units and there's fear about elevators no longer running fanlights and air-conditioning going off. >> i will have to rely on family. i don't know what other people will do. >> i pay $425 per month for a condo fees. >> that is supposed to cover the electric bill. angry owners confronted the board members responsible for paying the bills. they wanted to know why pepco did not get paid $90,000. >> we don't have the money to pay pepco at present. >> 20% of the units are in foreclosure and half of the other owners are behind on condo fees. >> in this room right now i could put my finger probably on less than 10 people who have paid their fees on a regular basis. >> but some owners did not by the explanation. >> even if people are not paying
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm EDT
look forward to. we have a big weekend series. we look forward to winning the series bling idiots colorado. >> -- winning the series in colorado. >> look at espinoza on his knees, thrust the first to get the out. unbelievable. just one complete motion. he could be their future shortstop. he defies gravity. he has now earned sports centers top plays. he sent a bullet to first for the outbreak he does not even break that line. the indians when 5-4. rather than wait for the n.c.a.a. to deal out punishment, the ohio state are doing that themselves. the school vacated all 12 of its victories from 2010. this comes on the heels of the head coach resigning. other measures officially taken to date include a five game suspensions of five players involved in violations. those players sold paraphernalia for cash. breaking news, capstans. he was traded in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2012. he was the start of the winter classic. he scored two goals against pittsburgh but he suffered from a shoulder season late and this season. now he gets to go home. our play of the game. look at that b
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Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
. , still ahead, a health the happy meal. big change is coming to the golden arches. the redskins reached a deal with one star. and >>> wednesday morning 81 degrees at reagan national airport. comfortable temperatures across the area. a nice warm up later this morning. lowno fog. lisa baden will be here in a moment. in winchester, 68. in cumberland, 68, nothing on the satellite and radar. a few clouds right now. we will see that throughout the day time with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. temperatures will rebound to about 90 degrees. tonight, a few high clouds with nighttime lows in the 60's and low 70's. humidity cranking up a little tomorrow 89-93 degrees. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> it is a good morning. the major problems to report. clearing overnight construction so you should have the all clear. i have selected a couple cameras. this is the beltway at route 1 in college park. i am loving the trip at fedex field. look goods out of town at the wilson bridge. nowhere is on the virginia side in alexandria. the beltway is quiet. looks good o
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
have another big contest under way on our facebook page. >> go to wjla.com/facebook. you can register all week. we have one final check of our breaking news tonight. 270 remains closed because of a gas leak. >> the eastbound lane of clarksburg road is also closed. officials told us that 270 may be close down until midnight or later. check with wjla.com for updates. >>> a cluster of thunderstorms. i wanted to show you our radar. there are some thunderstorms that are firing up around winchester. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoo
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
have to be insane to attend. a star-studded concert is on tap with big names such as s, steve martin, and others expected to perform. >> ♪ >> >> jimmy smits will host for the time. being in the nation's r this holiday is about much more than a show. >> i think about what the forward fathers put when they first wrote that document and what it all means. when you see the young people that come from walter reed in bethesda that have made sacrifices to keep those words in our minds, it puts it all in perspective for me. >> that perspective was shared visiting this weekend. it's wonderful. it's a great cultural link to see. there's so much diversity. it's overwhelming. culturalreat thing to see. >>> it's muggy outside. uncomfortable. temperatures the on the weatherbug network to give you a selection. 72 degrees in herndon, 70 in culpeper. 69 in brandywine. .8 in bowie 91 is the high temperature for about 3:00 p.m. i expect under storms at time man in the request of the metro southward. --ing i expect thunderstorms at that time. most of the storms will be out by dusk. a lot a sunshine to
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
forecast. yes, a typical july weather. don't expect any big swings in temperature anytime soon. 90 degrees give or take a few degrees every day. some afternoon storms. for today, but for quite a the extended forecast. not every day. tell the weekend story in a moment. outside at the bay. sky's getting a little brighter. e some cloud cover. to the southgy us and that is going cloud cover our way. at chesapeake beach it's 78 degrees with a dew point of 74. that is muggy. that's oppressive and ofomfortable in terms humidity. school in silver spring, 73 degrees, 70 and along with chantilly. waldorf at 71. dew points in the upper 60's and 70's. light rain to the south near roanoke, virginia. some of that could move to charlottesville, culpeper as we go to the morning. theinkles in southern shenandoah valley morning asrly this have energy over dead. some of that energy will move away and skies will clear as we the midday and afternoon. it a mixture of sun and through are today. afternoon we could have a few thunderstorms popping up. orhink they will be isolated separated later on today.
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Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. so, it's kind of like -- i don't know. it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the big, similar phonic concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington.. more than 500,000 people gathering for 1 of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. what do you take away? every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is o
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Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that now famous right hook? we're on the stree
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Jul 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
big story is that the heat is once again moving in. steve rudin is here. >>> are looking at another hot and humid day. hottest of the days will come to more with daytime highs approaching 100 degrees. 79 degrees at reagan national airport and at dulles at 70. 66 in winchester and satellite and westchester shows -- satellite and radar shows we have clouds moving in for the afternoon and temperatures will be around 89-95 degrees depending on how much sun we receive. nighttime lows will fall into the 60's and the day tomorrow will not be so bad. it will be hot and humid, i should say the heat index will be around 105 degrees. >>> 66 and 95 as a normal volume of traffic but no accidents. 270 southbound has delays between 1008209. this is the beltway near andrews air force base. if you take route 5 out of wall dark to go to clinton, it is smooth and no problems on route 4. we will have newschopper7 and a little while. >>> more tough talk and action in the fight to raise the nation's debt ceiling with less than five days until america default. the house is poised to vote on a gop plan but
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
murdoch's massive media empire. after his dramatic appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owne
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Jul 8, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. napping in the cell block. they're right at home. but what are these babies doing in the big house? we'll tell you, when we go inside the jailhouse nursery. >>> and, a stolen life. a major abc news exclusive. in her first ever interview, jaycee due jgard, kidnapped and held for 18 years, shares her story with abc's diane sawyer. she talks about giving birth in captivity -- >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. >> and how she made it through. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 8th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with today's british invasion. earlier tonight, heir to the british throne, prince william, and his bride, kate, the duchess of cambridge, arrived in los angeles as part of their north american visit. kate's f fst trip to the u.s. they were greeted with an unusual amount of hoopla for hollywood outsiders. since their wedding in april, watched by more than 1 billion people around the world, kate,
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Jul 10, 2011 11:35pm EDT
wants a smaller deal. republican leader and the senate says the big deal is off the table. >> i am for the biggest deal possible, but we are not going to raise taxes in this horrible economic situation. >> the treasury secretary warned that some sort of deal must get done. >> creditors around the world have said that if congress does not act by august 2. they will downgrade our credit, the first time in history. if that happens, you will see catastrophic damage across the american and global economies. >> president obama reiterated to leaders on sunday that he is willing to make tough choices on entitlements. the talks resume monday. >>> i sat down earlier with politico's reporter to speak about this issue. thanks for joining us tonight, manu. the two sides met. what came of it? >> not a lot. they agreed to talk more. they are no closer to a deal. the president still wants the biggest deal possible. something that he wanted a $4 trillion worth of cuts and deficit cut. that is what john boehner said saturday night he could not agree to because the white house was still insisting on tax
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Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
votes to pass his plan and some 62 big for congress to act on with only a week and one day left until the august 2 deadline. >> we will be tracking the latest of elements on the congressional showdown throughout the afternoon. if you want updates, 24 hours a day, click on our home page and the debt debate tab. >>> new developments in the nfl lockout. sources tell the associated press the owners and the players have agreed to terms of a deal. the players began arriving this morning in d.c. expected to vote today. the owners voted last week on a proposal. if the players sign off training camp could open as early as wednesday. >>> return to the weather it is comfortable compared to the record highs we experienced earlier in the week. we're on storm watch this afternoon. it looks like some rain in the area. >> the last 45 minutes or so, tracking a lot of showers. a few pop up, some are intense. another cell over the heart of the city northeast of the capital toward the college park area. no lightning been detected currently, but the bright red color indicates pretty heavy downpours. most
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Jul 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. there is a big vote in d.c. tomorrow. joining us with a look at that. a couple hours ago it looked like a done deal. >> let's wait. we hope that vote happens tomorrow. it looks like the lockout will be history by this time tomorrow night. but there could be a last-minute delay in a vote by the players. all 32 of the player representatives are here in washington right now they'll get up tomorrow have a meeting and then they plan to vote on the deal. but according to the "new york times" the players have asked at the very last minute now that some new language be inserted into the contract. they reportedly want an opt-out clause after year seven of the ten-year pact. the owners are not happy about this. so this has caused a lot of uncertainty about the post lockout schedule. it was assumed the players would approve the and then report to facilities on wednesday. but who knows. things look good but now we have to wait and see how things shake out tomorrow. we do know all ice in the football world will be on washington starting first thing tomorrow morning. >> political world, the foot
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Jun 30, 2011 11:35pm EDT
other big holes in her story that could lead to strauss-kahn's release from house arrest as early as tomorrow. and, in another twisting, turning legal drama, the casey anthony defense opened her florida trial by claiming she didn't murder here toddler, but lied about the accidental drowning because casey had been sexually abused by her own father, george anthony. well, today the defense rested, but not before calling out george anthony once again, this time, accusing him of an affair. here's abc's john donvan, for our series "crime and punishment." >> is it your decision not to testify based upon consultatioi with your counsel? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: those two words today, and she would repeat them as the question was put to her more than once. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: they told us that this, after all, yes, sir, is all we're going to hear from the murder defendant, who, by the time the defense rested today, after two weeks of testimony, seemed, by her silence, to have left an awful lot unexplained. as in, why, when he daughter caylee disappeared, she, the mom, went out partying.
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Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
got the green and it was a go. so everyone gave a big cheer and gathered by the water and saw something special. this four-person crew. it's four people instead of the typical six or seven people because there's not another shuttle that can go up and retrieve them in case they can't return on atlantis, they would have to rely on the russian caps sule. so a four-person crew. and the theme today was history and emotion. everybody used the word emotion when describing people crying out here. just a really special day out here at the cape. >> all right. emotions running high. scott, thanks so much for that live report. >> and for the nasa visors watching, it was a bittersweet feeling. continuing our breaking news coverage live at the space flight center. >> at the auditorium here, it is now empty but it was packed. standing room only as people gathered to watch the final mission. this room was silent as everybody waited for takeoff. >> zeroo and liftoff. >> there were many people here. people started to fill in around 9:00 a.m. room was at capacity filled with nasa workers their f
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- we have another big ipad2 giveaway on our facebook page and go to wjla.com/facebook. the deadline to enter is today at 4:00 p.m. and we will announce the lucky winners name on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> the u.s. shuttle mission is over and we know the future of the international space station. nine years from now russia and its partners plan to plunge the international space station into the ocean. the russian agency said the iss is too heavy to be left in space as space junk and will keep using the station until 2020. it was lost in 1998 and was expected to stay in space for about 15 years. think about the billions of dollars that went into creating a bad. >> they did a lot of important research >>> are you ready for the heat and humidity? >> it is coming back. temperatures will be in the mid 90's tomorrow and 100 on friday. the chance for showers sunday and monday.
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, george, this bill would raise the debt ceiling beyond the november 2012 election. so that's a big win for the president just in getting that done and not having to revisit it in six to eight months. >> that was his most important goal. thanks very much. one of the other goals of getting the deal done by tuesday's deadline is to preserve america's aaa credit rating. losing it could cause interest rates to rise. even with the deal, there's a very real possibility that the aaa rating is still in jeopardy. bianna golodryga has that story in new york. >> a few months ago, for most americans, aaa was a company you called when your car broke down. it's become associated with political gridlock. we've never been at risk of losing our aaa status before. they expect that agency to downgrade u.s. debts before the end of the year. >> nothing represents america's status more than its aaa rating. it tells investors there's no safer place to put their money than in our treasury, meaning we can borrow at low interest rates. it's the engine of our economy, a reflection of our prosperity, a fiscal
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> time now for sports. a big win for the national league at the all-star game. hi highlights now. >>> i'm don bell with your espn news update. it's the 82nd mlb all-star game from phoenix, arizona. brian wilson saying hello to the people at home. bottom of the second we go, no score, mccccn facing robertson. bautista giving chase. sliding and he makes a beautiful grab. showing he has glove. broke the all-time record for votes received for this contest. top of the fourth we go, adrian gonzalez facing cliff lee. advantage, gonzo. he was a home run derby finalist and the a.l. takes a 1-0 lead. same score here, prince fielder from the milwaukee brewers, the left-handed stroke going opposite field, left center field. a three-run home run. the nationals, the national league rather takes a 3-1 lead. bruce bochy brings in the beard. there he is, brian wilson gets paul konerko to ground out to end the game and the national league win, a-1. prince fielder is your mvp. and that is all for your espn news update. i'm don bell. >>> all right. well, coming up next game on. the woman's world cup team is
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